Grimsby Newspapers
Airman's mother was Grimsby Girl
Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 1

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Date of Publication:
2 Mar 1944
Date Of Event:
19 Feb 1944
Personal Name(s):
Brockbank. John Thomas ; Cloughley, Alice
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The funeral of Sgt. Pilot John Thomas Brockbank, 20, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brockbank, Read, near Burnley, Lancashire, Eng., was held on February 23. Sgt. Pilot Brockbank was killed on active service February 19. His mother is the former Alice Cloughley, of Grimsby, Ont., and he was a nephew of David and Andrew Cloughley of Grimsby. The young airman was a student at Cambridge University at the time of his enlistment. He arrived in Canada last February and was stationed at Goderich. Ont., for a time. He received his wings at No. 6 S.F.T.S., Dunnville, on August 1943. Besides his parents, he leaves relatives in Hamilton, Grimsby and Buffalo, whom he visited while on leave in this district.

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Airman's mother was Grimsby Girl